This would be from Day 6 of my Japan picture taking adventures. This time it was all about food. Not a whole ton of great Japan style photos in this one. Tons of food which I'll do a post on later to show you that there is more than just sushi in Japan.
You can also see more of my Japan pictures here.
Osaka was a really really cool city. It has a very old traditional feel. It's also the dirtiest city I've been to so far, kind of feels like Japan's Tijuana. But it's still really cool.
The Decorated Street Of Osaka
The streets and shops are not lacking in looks that's for sure.
Everything screams "look at me," that almost reminds me of Las Vegas or Shanghai in a way.
It might, just might be one of my favorite cities of Japan so far, just because of the old culture and traditional feel that's everywhere.
Previously it was Hiroshima, mainly because of the amazing okonomiyaki and Miyajima island.
The Osaka Games
Only in Osaka can you still find these old style games that nobody plays anymore. Like Go, or Igo, and Smart Ball.
The Old Farts
The old dudes play Go, reminds me of the old farts you would see playing chess in a park or something. They've even managed to attract a crowd watching through the window.
Smart Ball is this old game that predates Pachinko. I think only in Osaka can you still find people playing it.
Then I had to give it a try. I did pretty good. More fun than a slot machine that's for sure.
Get Your Haircut Here
This is more terrifying than appealing. Not sure why anyone would go into this place and get a haircut. Almost looks like a haunted house decoration.
Woman Making Takoyaki
Takoyaki is like this batter ball with octopus in the middle and a sauce on top. More of a snack than a meal.
The Takoyaki in Osaka is pretty good. I usually don't like it, but what I got here was great.
I've been trying to do a bit more Japan street photography with the Sony A7r. It's just such a fun camera to use. Problem is, the weather has been so bad these last few days and I didn't bring enough cloths. We all end up being rather miserable walking around and I am just too uncomfortable to take pictures. It's like winter over here.
Day 7 and 8 have been a bit warmer and I've been able to get some more Japan style landscape pictures. More temples and cherry blossoms. I'll be posting those tomorrow.